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Public tower tenants offered relocation to fight spread of COVID-19 – The Age

People living in overcrowded public housing towers will be offered the opportunity to move to private rental properties for two years to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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The government says it will significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission and open up much needed social housing for Victorians on the Victorian Housing register.
An estimated 80,000 people are waiting for public housing in Victoria.
The state has the lowest proportion of social housing stock in Australia at 3.2 per cent of all housing, compared with the national average of 4.5 per cent.
Relocating large families and residents with health issues who wish to move will reduce the ri…

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